The major winter storm currently nuking the Sierra is making it difficult for ski resorts to open their lifts to the public. While many major resorts have started the day on wind holds, Palisades Tahoe decided to close all operations for the day due to heavy wind and avalanche danger.
After working hard on operations all morning, Palisades mountain operations announced the full closure:
Palisades Update: Due to low visibility and high avalanche danger, all lifts at Palisades are closed for today. #palisadesops— Palisades Tahoe Mtn Ops (@palisadesops) December 11, 2022
Videos online show the insanely windy conditions that mountain ops have been dealing with:
The legendary slopes of Palisades Tahoe have seen one of its best opening seasons ever, with 7+ feet of new snow in December alone. Skiers around the world have flocked to the resort to enjoy the early-season conditions. The true experts have put on a show:
The storm is expected to slow down Monday and open up to clear skies on Tuesday. If you’re looking for powder, that’s your time to visit.